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Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread

20 Jul

Ancientfoods

Lets here it for technology. If not for such advancements, we would never have come this far in our discovery of the foods Paelolithic man really ate. Imagine the discoveries that were just thrown on the  trash heap because archaeologist at the time had no idea plant material could survive this long. Think of the grinding stones that were washed, all their valuable information of the past…gone forever!

Original article:

The guardian.com

Nicola DavisMon 16 Jul 2018 15.00 EDT

Tiny specks of bread found in fireplaces used by hunter-gatherers 14,000 years ago, predating agriculture by thousands of years

Charred crumbs found in a pair of ancient fireplaces have been identified as the earliest examples of bread, suggesting it was being prepared long before the dawn of agriculture.

The remains – tiny lumps a few millimetres in size – were discovered by archaeologists at a site in the Black Desert in…

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One response to “Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread

  1. lowcarbforlife.co.uk

    July 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    It seems from the original article that only crumbs were found (“like those found at the bottom of a toaster”) so it is uncertain that it was bread, or even a flat bread. Could there be a possibility that birds were cooked on the fire with grain and seed remains in their stomachs.

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